March 15, 2021

SEC Announces Dr. George Voyiadjis Wins 2021 Faculty Achievement Award for LSU

By: SEC Staff
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (March 30, 2021) – Dr. George Voyiadjis, Boyd Professor of Engineering in the College of Engineering, has been named winner of the 2021 SEC Faculty Achievement Award for Louisiana State University, the SEC announced on Tuesday.

A Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Dr. Voyiadjis is also a Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors and holds the highest professorial rank awarded by the LSU System – the Boyd professorship. His research interests are in plasticity and the damage mechanics of metals, metal matrix composites, polymers, biological tissue and ceramics. He has secured more than $30 million in research funding and has helped LSU establish several relationships with international institutions as a foreign member of academies in Europe, Poland and Korea.

“Dr. Voyiadjis is recognized worldwide as an authority in the field of multi-scale modelling of size effects in materials, and his accomplishments, along with sustained energy, attest to the extremely broad impact he has had nationally and internationally,” said Dr. Stacia Haynie, Executive Vice President and Provost at LSU. “He has distinguished himself as a renowned scientist, outstanding teacher and tireless mentor.”

To receive an SEC achievement award, the faculty member must have achieved the rank of full professor; have a record of extraordinary teaching, particularly at the undergraduate level; and have a record of research that is recognized nationally and/or internationally. University winners will receive a $5,000 honorarium from the SEC and will become their campus nominee for the SEC Professor of the Year Award, which will be announced in April.

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